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Iceland's Glacial Melt and Geothermal Activity

Iceland's Glacial Melt and Geothermal Activity | Geography Ed | Scoop.it

Glacial melting and flooding occurs every year by the Skafta River in Iceland. As the water travels down towards the North Atlantic Ocean, incredible patterns are created on the hillsides. Rising lava, steam vents, or newly opened hot springs can all cause this rapid ice melt, leading to a sizable release of water that picks up sediment as it flows down from the glaciers.

 

Tags: geomorphology, physical, Europe, fluvial, water, landforms, images.


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And you thought it was cold here: Beautiful pictures capture the eerie stillness of Lapland's frozen sub-Arctic forests

And you thought it was cold here: Beautiful pictures capture the eerie stillness of Lapland's frozen sub-Arctic forests | Geography Ed | Scoop.it
The stunning scenes were captured by Finnish photographer Tiina Tormanen, who works nearby but was nevertheless blown away by the area's ethereal beauty. (Amazing pictures of Lapland published by the Daily Mail.

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